Surviving College Life is every student’s guide to the ins and outs of college. If you’re wondering how to get along with a roommate, have fun on a student’s budget, handle the basics of living on your own, make it through college classes, and even figure out what to do when you graduate, then you’ve come to the right place! Here you’ll find tips about relationships, finances, productivity, studying, health, and beginning your life as an adult.

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  • 1. Surviving College Life &r&hellip  |  April 11th, 2008 at 10:16 am

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  • 2. Carlos  |  January 14th, 2009 at 9:24 am

    UCSD must have been awesome, I really wanted to go there when I was applying to college.

  • 3. James  |  June 17th, 2009 at 2:03 am

    This has been a really helpful site. I’m going to begin my first year of college in August, and all of these tips have been really useful. Thanks!

  • 4. Kaci  |  July 30th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I’ve just recently discovered your site and I LOVE it. It’s incredibly helpful. I’m a full-time sophomore so budgeting is important to me and will be for a while (pre-pharm/pharmacy major). Thanks for the blogs you post, they are much more in touch with reality than others that are targeted toward college students.

  • 5. Sarah  |  September 3rd, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    love your blog–especially decor/food posts. I go to UCSD too.

  • 6. Juan  |  October 9th, 2009 at 3:49 pm


    I am not sure if you have an article about tips to keep students awake while studying. As you know work and study consume a lot of energy. It will be nice to know something that boosts your energy.


  • 7. Ashley  |  October 15th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    I’m a high school senior trying to decide what schools I should apply to. I’ve been trying out AcceptEdge to get suggestions to check out, but how did you choose UCSD? Any other helpful tips?

  • 8. Erin  |  December 2nd, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Thanks for your kind words Jamie, your blog has been INVALUABLE for me! Even over here in australia your tips and tricks make me so much more confident about “launching” next year

  • 9. Jessica  |  January 24th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I love this site, it has helped a lot. When i saw your tip about taking a fun class like Gospel Choir i figured you had gone to UCSD. That is one of the most fun classes i have ever taken!

  • 10. Jamie  |  January 29th, 2010 at 11:56 am

    @ Jessica: I’m so glad you liked it! It was seriously the highlight of that quarter for me. Enjoy UCSD, and be sure you take some time to get out to the beach between classes! LJ is SO beautiful; I miss it! 🙂

  • 11. Kay  |  November 9th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I really loved your blogs and this whole site. I used a lot of the information you gave and it helped a lot 🙂

  • 12. Lachlan Wittick  |  December 19th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Hi Jamie,

    I am an Australian exchange student who will be studying in the US over Spring semester.

    This blog looks mighty useful, particularly in regards to room mate advice. I’m a little nervous about that one haha

    I’ll be blogging about what it’s like to be an Aussie exchange student at college in the US. You might be interested in a new perspective.

    Thanks again,


  • 13. Aysley  |  January 22nd, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Hey! I just fell upon your blog, and love it! I’m a college student and after years of paying thousands of dollars a semester for a meal plan, I’m finding ways to cook in my small kitchen for about 25 dollars a week. Sounds minimalistic, But I’m a foodie at heart and try a bunch of new recipes.

    Feel free to check them out:

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